Technology related abstracts that are accepted for presentation at the ASA Annual Meeting may also be appropriate for preview at the STA Annual Meeting. Abstracts featuring new work are strongly encouraged. Abstract awards are given for Best Clinical Application, Excellence in Technology, Best of Show and Honorable Mention. Poster format must conform to the ASA Annual Meeting Guidelines.




Submission Guidelines:

  • Abstracts may not have been published previously.
  • Abstracts should be brief, typically less than 600 words.
  • Submit a Microsoft Word document in suggested format (CLICK HERE for formatting guidelines).
  • Limited to one page with embedded graphics.
  • Submitted via the internet using the online submission form.
  • Abstracts are peer-reviewed according to the following criteria: originality, importance, methods, analysis, results, conclusions, general interest and writing quality.
  • Authors will be notified of review decision via email.
  • Presenting authors are required to pay conference registration and expenses.
  • Please note the NEW onsite poster dimension sizing! Posters should be 4' wide and 3' tall; push pins are provided.

Returning This Year! Posters in a Minute

In addition to the printed poster displayed throughout the conference, we are asking the main author to orally present a PDF version of their poster at the main podium in a one-minute summary we are calling “Posters in a Minute”. Our goals are to increase visibility of STA members’ research and to familiarize the audience with the author’s work so they can ask more questions during the traditional breaks with posters.

We have scheduled one “Posters in a Minute” session each day of the conference. Please make an effort to stand by your poster during the breaks on the day of your summary presentation so you can answer questions. There will not be time for questions during your podium presentation!